The end of our fiscal year is just one week away and we need your support more than ever. This year, the generosity of Earth Institute supporters allowed our award-winning scientists and researchers to pursue groundbreaking initiatives in the fields of earth and environmental sciences, ecology, engineering and architecture, law, medicine and public health, economics, political science, public policy, ethics and management, and more to advance global sustainable development.
The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute maintains a strong working partnership with the Children’s Health Fund, a national organization that supports pediatric care for underserved children. Over the past decade, the center has engaged in a number of projects funded by the fund, which recently announced its renewed support with a $2.5 million pledge.
The Earth Institute is grateful to its many partners for their important role in the effort to develop the science and solutions necessary for sustainable development. Please visit the interactive digital 2013 Annual Report to read more about how we are forging partnerships across disciplines and sectors to advance the global effort to guide our planet onto a path toward sustainability.
With a $500,000 gift in seed funding provided by Kingfull Ding, the Earth Institute is launching the Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management under the direction of Professor Steven Cohen, executive director of the Earth Institute. The program will provide a rigorous analytic base to better understand important sustainability issues and to develop more effective public policies and organizational practices.
Renowned collector and Wall Street money manager William H. Gross sold pieces from his unparalleled U.S. stamp collection for the first time at an auction at the Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries here in New York on April 9. Since 2008, Bill and his wife Sue have donated over $19 million to the Millennium Villages project, and they continued their generosity by donating the proceeds from the auction to the Earth Institute and to Doctors Without Borders.
Today, in honor of Earth Day 2013, the Earth Institute is proud to honor an extraordinary woman who played a pioneering role in shaping how the world thinks about making our planet more sustainable for present and future generations. The late Marilyn Laurie, a Barnard graduate, was a stay-at-home mother of two young girls when she saw a notice in the Village Voice inviting people to a planning meeting for what would eventually become Earth Day.
Visit the interactive digital Earth Institute 2012 Annual Donor Report to see some of the remarkable projects, initiatives and achievements that have been made possible through the support and advocacy of donors, students, faculty and staff in fiscal year 2012.